Dominion installing solar project in central Va.

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dominion Virginia Power is planning to install nearly 2,500 solar panels at a Capital One facility in Chester.

The Richmond-based energy provider says it will be the first ground-mounted solar energy system in central Virginia.

Officials say the system will be capable of generating about 500 kilowatts of electricity, which is enough to power about 125 homes.

It’s part of Dominion’s Solar Partnership Program that will generate enough power for up to 7,500 homes when fully implemented.

The company is allowed to construct and operate up to 30 megawatts of solar facilities on leased rooftops or on the grounds of commercial businesses and public properties in its service area.

Dominion already has completed installations at the Canon Industrial Resource Technologies facility in Gloucester and at Old Dominion University in Norfolk.

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